Sunday, June 12, 2016

CulpeperFest 6-10-2016

Every year the Culpeper, VA Chamber of Commerce holds an event called CulpeperFest.  The event is a business networking mixer with local businesses showcasing their products and/or services to each other and the general public.  Like a job or vendor fair…. 

This is the third year we have been invited to participate.  The last two years we provided a mix of special vehicles for the attendees to experience, this year we were invited by Laura & Don to be inside where all the rest of the businesses were so we could set up a booth for The Fisher House Foundation and Cruisin For Heroes.  Since Lou & I were outside with the cars the last two years we really didn’t know exactly what to expect inside.  It was a little different.

Lou, the Princess and I set up our booth around 1PM and began our 6 hour nonstop exercise!  Our group, Cruisin For Heroes, mission is;

  Our mission is to bring a family friendly Vehicle Display to an event that will raise awareness and funding for the Fisher House Foundation as well as other charities/local community service groups supporting Military Organizations, Veterans and First Responders throughout Virginia while encouraging interest in preserving the  great Classic Automobile hobby for future generations.

We feel that the most important part of our mission is to raise awareness of Fisher House….let people know it exists and how it helps our wounded Veterans rehabilitate back into society.  We do raise some money along the way but sharing what Fisher House does is what we mostly do.  So for Friday we did a lot of talking, to the point I was getting horse and losing my voice.  Lou & I were also beginning to feel the pain of old bones when the event was over around 7PM.  Like a lot of other endeavors in life, one may not get to see the fruit of their labors….but we planted the seed of the knowledge of Fisher House in many many people on Friday.  It was a good day for Fisher House and Cruisin For Heroes.     

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